Management

 
Tuncay Özilhan was born in Kayseri. He studied in Saint-Joseph High School, then graduated from the Faculty of Economics of İstanbul University. He received his MBA degree from Long Island University in the United States. He has undertaken responsibilities such as General Director of Erciyas Brewery, Coordinator of the Beer Group and General Coordinator of Anadolu Group. Tuncay Özilhan acted as the CEO of Anadolu Group from 1984 to February 2017. He is the Chairman of Anadolu Group since May 2007. He has also been serving as Chairman of Anadolu Foundation as well as various Group companies. Özilhan served as the Chairman of TÜSİAD (Turkish Industrialist’s and Businessmen’s Association) from 2001 to 2003 and he is currently Chairman of its High Advisory Council. His other responsibilities include Member of the Board at the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK), Honorary Consul for the Republic of Estonia and President of Anadolu Efes Sports Club. He also served as Chairman of the Turkish – Russian Business Council at the Foreign Economic Relations Board (DEİK). Tuncay Özilhan holds Ministerial Medal by the Ministry Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia and “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Star”, constituting one of the most important orders awarded by Japanese government.

Kamil Yazıcı graduated from New York Military Academy as lieutenant captain (96’), holds a BA degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School (00’), an MBA degree from American Institute of Business and Economics (05’) and has completed the GMP program at the Harvard Business School (17’). Starting his career in Anadolu Group in year 2000, Yazıcı completed the orientation program at the holding later continuing his career in Anadolu Efes‘s Russian beer operations where he assumed the roles of Supply Chain Director and Business Development Director during 2008-2011. In 2011 Yazıcı was appointed as General Manager of Efes Vitanta in Moldova and resumed this role until 2014. In 2014 he was appointed as Market Development Director, a position held until 2017. Since 2017 Yazıcı has been serving as Board Member and Vice-Chairman on Anadolu Group Holding and subsidiary boards. In addition, Yazici serves as Board Member for TAIK (Turkish-American Business Council), TOGG (Turkish National Auto Initiative), HBS Alumnus (Harvard Business School’s Alumni Board) and is Chairman of KYYDAS (the Kamil Yazici Family Trust).

Jason Warner originally hails from Liverpool but grew up in Surrey, the United Kingdom. He has spent his career in the FMCG sector, starting off at Nestle in 1997 as an Account and Brand Manager. After moving up to EMEA Marketing Director for Nescafe, he then spent six years at Coca-Cola, holding a number of different global marketing and innovation roles. In 2009, Mr. Warner joined AB InBev’s New York office, where he looked after iconic global beer brands like Budweiser and Corona, as well as marketing at group level. During this time, he was part of the team that pledged to send Budweiser into space. In January 2016, he returned to British shores to head up the UK & Ireland office of AB InBev. Jason moved into the role of Zone President for AB InBev’s European business at the end of 2018, leading a team of 12,000 people, brewing and selling over 50 beer brands across 13 markets. He is passionate about building brands, disruptive growth and the power of business to lead meaningful change.

Talip Altuğ Aksoy received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Oglethorpe University in USA. He began his career as Finance Assistant Specialist at Anadolu Group in 1995 and was appointed as a Finance Specialist in 1996. Aksoy worked as Human Resources and Treasury Specialist from 1998 to 2000. He served as Director of Sales and Marketing at Efes Invest from 2000 to 2003 and was appointed as the Director of Trade and Export at Efes Beer Group in January 2003. Continuing his career at Anadolu Group as the Director of Purchasing and Logistics between 2006-2008, Aksoy was appointed as Director of Supply Chain of Efes Beer Group in June 2008. In November 2011, he was appointed as Efes Turkey Managing Director and served in this position until January 2017. Aksoy still continues to serve as a Board Member in various Anadolu Group companies.

R. Engin Akçakoca received his undergraduate degree from Middle East Technical University in Management and started his career in banking in 1974. He assumed Deputy General Manager position in Koç-Amerikan Bank during 1986 and 1991 and General Manager position in Koçbank A.Ş. during 1991 and 2000. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency and the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund in 2001 responsible for a large-scale banking sector restructuring program held in Turkey. Akçakoca has been working as a consultant since 2004; he holds board member positions in various Anadolu Group companies.

Ahmet Boyacıoğlu graduated from Middle East Technical University in Business Administration. Mr. Boyacıoğlu began his professional career with the Efes Beverage Group (Anadolu Efes) in 1973. He served in various positions between 1973 and 2005 including Bursa Region Sales Manager, Ege Biracılık ve Malt San. A.Ş. Sales Manager, Güney Biracılık ve Malt San. A.Ş. General Manager, Ege Biracılık ve Malt San. A.Ş. General Manager, Eastern Europe President, International Beer Operations Group President, and Strategy and Business Development Director. Mr. Boyacıoğlu was appointed as the President of the Efes Beer Group in May 2005 and retired on February 2007. Currently, he sits on the Boards of Directors of some Anadolu Group companies.

Born in 1957 in İstanbul, Agah Uğur studied Industrial Engineering at the University of Birmingham, UK then qualified as a chartered accountant in England in 1985. He worked in Birmingham, London and Jersey offices of Touche Ross & Co (currently Deloitte), Istanbul office of Arthur Andersen and Türkiye Emlak Bankası before joining Borusan Group in 1989 as CFO. In 1995 he was appointed as General Manager in Borusan Holding and served as Group CEO between 2001 and 2018 until he retired. He is currently a board member in Dogan Holding, Pegasus Havayolları, Alcatel Lucent Teletaş, Gözde Girişim, Makina Takım Endüstrisi and Efes Pazarlama ve Dağıtım as well as advisory board member in reputable Turkish corporations. In addition, Agah Ugur is a partner and chairman in venture capital firm, Bogazici Ventures and he also manages his own portfolio of technology startups. Agah held more than 15 board and advisory board positions in various NGO’s during his professional career. Currently he is a member of High Advisory Council of TUSIAD, member of the Board of Trustees of Sabanci University, member of the Advisory Board of DEIK/Turkish American Business Council, member of the Advisory Board of Columbia University Istanbul Global Center and he is mentoring at Endeavour Association, YGA (Young Guru Academy) and Women on Board Association. He is also a founding member and vice chairman of Saha Foundation, supporting Turkish contemporary art. He is also an art collector with a special focus on new media and video art.

Prof. Barış Tan is a Professor of Operations Management and Industrial Engineering and the Vice President for Academic Affairs and at Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey. He is the author of many publications in the areas of design and control of production systems, supply chain management, analytical modelling, and business model innovation, and the recipient of Turkish Academy of Sciences Distinguished Young Scholar Award, TUBITAK fellowship, NATO Science Fellowship, the Rockefeller Foundation Residency Award at Bellagio Center, and best paper awards for his publications. Barış Tan received a BS degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Boğazici University, and ME in Industrial and Systems Engineering, MSE in Manufacturing Systems, and PhD in Operations Research from the University of Florida. He has been working at Koç University since 1994 and previously served as the Dean of College of Administrative Sciences and Economics and the Director of the Graduate School of Business. He held visiting positions at Harvard University Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences, MIT Operations Research Center, MIT Laboratory for Manufacturing and Productivity, Cambridge Judge Business School, and University College London School of Management. Professor Tan is a member of the international advisory boards of EM Lyon and Nottingham Business School, and the chairman of the ISM University of Management and Economics Senate. He served on the boards of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD), EFMD EQUIS Awarding Body. CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education, Turkish Quality Association, and Turkish Operations Research Society.

Born in İstanbul in 1964, Uğur Bayar graduated from New York State University, Department of Mathematics & Statistics with a BSc. degree. Mr. Bayar started his career at Citibank Turkey in 1987 and served in various roles in the treasury department until he started public service in 1992. Mr. Bayar served as the Vice President in Public Partnership Administration between 1992-1997 and President at Prime Ministry Privitization between 1997-2002. During this time, he also assumed the Chairmanships of the Board at Erdemir and Petrol Ofisi, and the Board Memberships at Turkish Airlines and Turk Telekom. Mr. Bayar joined Credit Suisse Turkey in 2004 and served as the country CEO and Head of Invesment Banking until 2018. Mr. Bayar is currently serving as the Chairman of the Board of WWF Turkey (World Wildlife Foundation), and a Board Member at AG Anadolu Grubu Holding, Tekfen Teknoloji Yatırım ve Tic. A.Ş. and SAMUMED, a San-Diego based biotechnology company. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of Washington based Afiniti.

Following his graduation from Bosphorus University in 1976, Sevki Acuner continued his studies at Stockholms Universitet for a Graduate Diploma and at Montreal’s Concordia University, where he earned his MBA. Mr. Acuner started his banking career at Turkey’s Central Bank and switched to commercial Banking after moving to Canada where he worked first for Bank of Montreal and subsequently at Royal Bank of Canada in various roles and countries such as Holland, Italy and United Kingdom. Mr. Acuner moved to European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in 1996 working in various positions until 2018. Acuner played a leading role in opening the EBRD in Turkey in 2009, and worked as its Deputy Director for Turkey until 2013. Between 2013 and 2018 Acuner was EBRD’s Director for Ukraine, based in Kiev. In 2019, he was appointed as the Independent Member of the Tekfen Holding Board of Directors. Acuner has represented EBRD in various Board positions in its equity investments across a number of countries. While based in London Acuner acted for many years as the President of the UK Turkish Bankers Association. In his role in Istanbul, Acuner led EBRD’s growth in Turkey. In Ukraine, Acuner is one of the drivers of the country’s economic transformation and is a leading figure in its world of finance and business. Among his other responsibilities, Acuner acted as the Chairman of Ukraine’s corruption fighting Business Ombudsman Institution, as a Chairman of the State Nomination Committee which is responsible for the appointment of CEO’s and Board Directors for the country’s State Owned Enterprises, and as Vice Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce. He is presently serving as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Directors of Ukraine’s Railways as well as of the Electricity Transmission companies.

Born in İstanbul in 1968, Lale Develioğlu graduated from the Industrial Engineering Department at Boğaziçi University and pursued her postgraduate studies at Rensselear Polytechnic University. She started her Professional career in 1992 at Unilever and acted as Marketing Director between 1998-2003. In the end of 2003, Develioglu started working in Turkcell as Individual Customers Marketing Director, acted as Marketing Vice President in 2006-2011 and International Division Vice President in 2011 – 2014 at the same institution. Lale Develioğlu has started working in Yıldız Holding as Turkey Marketing President in 2015, right after she has acted as Global Marketing President in Pladis, Yıldız Holding’s London based global snack company until 2018. Develioğlu acted as independent board member for several companies in telecommunication, technology, FMCG, consumer durables and retail industries across Turkey, Middle East, CIS countries and Europe. She is also one of the founders and board member of Women on Board Association Turkey. She is currently acting as management consultant, board member as well as mentor. Lale Saral Develioğlu has 28 years of experience in marketing, business development and she is a strategy leader. She was selected as “Best Marketing Person” of Turkey in 2009; won the “Women to Watch” award for Marketing in 2014 and was listed among "Top 100 Influencers" in Global Creativepool Annual in 2018. She has served as Executive Board Member of Advertisers’ Association of Turkey (RVD) and Advertising Self-regulatory Body in Turkey (RÖK) for 6 years. She is the author of the business and memory book titled ‘Karar Verdim’.

Dr. Argüden’s career spans the private sector, public sector, multinational institutions, NGOs, and academia. He is the Founder and Chairman of ARGE Consulting, a globally recognized Turkish management consulting firm known for value creating strategies, governance, and sustainability. ARGE Consulting has served as the B20 Knowledge Partner for Governance & Sustainability, as EFQM Certified Advisory Organization, IIRC Licensed Training Partner and has been recognized at the European Parliament as one of the best three companies “Shaping the Future” with its commitment to corporate social responsibility. He is also the Chairman of Rothschild&Co investment bank in Türkiye and has served on the boards of more than 70 national and international corporations. Dr. Argüden is a renowned governance expert and served as a member of IFC’s Corporate Governance Advisory Board; as the Vice-Chairman of the Governance Committee of the Business at OECD, and as the Chairman of Trustees of the Argüden Governance Academy. As the elected Global Chair of the National Networks, he has served on the Board of the UN Global Compact, the world’s largest sustainability platform. He is an adjunct Professor of Business Strategy, an author of numerous books and a columnist focusing on governance, strategy, and sustainability. As a social entrepreneur he has founded and led numerous NGOs and initiated the National Quality Movement. He has also served as the Vice-Chairman of the Turkish Basketball Federation. Dr. Argüden is an Eisenhower Fellow, a recipient of numerous leadership, distinguished citizenship, and career awards, and was selected by the World Economic Forum as a “Global Leader for Tomorrow” for his commitment to improving the state of the world.

 
Can Çaka received bachelor of science degree from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department of Middle East Technical University and MBA degree from the Administrative Sciences Department of the same university. He started his career as a business analyst and systems engineer in 1994 and has worked at various companies and was involved in various projects. He joined Anadolu Efes in 1997 and worked as an Associate at International Beer Division until 2000, Finance and Administrative Affairs Manager at Efes Ukraine between 2000-2001, Efes Beer Group Strategy and Business Development Manager between 2001 and 2005, Efes Beer Group Strategy and Business Development Director between 2005 and 2008 and Chief Financial Officer of Anadolu Efes between 2008 -2012. Çaka worked as the of Chief Financial Officer of Anadolu Group between 2013 and 2018. He was appointed as Beer Group President and Anadolu Efes CEO as of January 1st, 2019.

Can Çaka, a volunteer member of the UN Global Compact Turkey and Sustainable Development Association’s Board, is working with infrangible energy to support the efforts for development that promotes economic opportunity and efforts to combat climate crisis in line with UN’s sustainable development goals.

N. Orhun Köstem holds BSc in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from the Middle East Technical University, as well as an MA in Law and Economics from Bilgi University. Köstem joined Anadolu Group in 1994 and assumed different senior executive positions such as Efes Beverage Group Corporate Finance and Investor Relations Director, Efes Breweries International Chief Financial Officer, Anadolu Group Corporate Finance Coordinator, Coca-Cola İçecek Chief Financial Officer, Coca-Cola İçecek Middle East and Pakistan Region Director. In 2016, 2019 and 2020 he was listed among “Turkey’s Most Influential 50 CFOs” by Fortune Turkey Magazine. He was also awarded by organizations such as Thomson Reuters Extel, Management Events and Institutional Investor Group in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2019. Mr. Köstem is one of the three authors of the book “A Window to Capital Markets: The A to Z of Public Offering and Investor Relations” published in 2009. N. Orhun Köstem was appointed as Anadolu Efes Chief Financial Officer in January 2019.

Uluhan Kumru earned a bachelor’s degree from Hacettepe University in Business Administration (English) and an MBA degree from Middle East Technical University. He started his career as Management Trainee at T.C. Ziraat Bank and served as Project Finance Senior Associate until 2003. Between 2003 and 2013, he served, respectively, as Senior Auditor at Akbank, Head of Internal Control at Aklease, Senior Internal Audit Manager at Starbucks Turkey, Internal Audit Manager at Sabiha Gökçen International Airport Investment Development & Operation Inc. and Group Companies. He joined our Group as Audit Manager at Anadolu Group Audit Presidency in 2013, served as Group Internal Audit Manager at Anadolu Efes between 2015 and 2016 and as Anadolu Group Audit Manager in charge of Beverage Group Companies between 2016 and 2017. Mr. Kumru was appointed as Group Internal Audit Director at Anadolu Efes in January 2018. He is Certified Internal Auditor and Certified Public Accountant in Turkey and has been serving as Board Member at Institute of Internal Auditors of Turkey since 2014 and member of the Exam Development Committee at The Institute of Internal Auditors - Global since 2020.

Banu Artüz graduated from Istanbul University in American Culture and Literature. She started her career at Procter & Gamble in Sales department. During her 16 years of Procter & Gamble career, she spent 8 years in Sales and Marketing Department with various assignments in Modern Trade, Distributor operations and Sales Marketing. During her Sales Marketing positions, she worked in Feminine care and Oral care categories. After 8 years in Sales & Marketing positions, she decided to move to Human Resources. She built her HR career in different countries including Turkey, Kazakhstan and Eastern Europe (Russia, Ukraine etc.) markets and had different assignments as HR Business Partner, Compensation & Benefits, Employee Relations, Sales Capability Management. She relocated to Almaty, Kazakhstan and led Talent Management for Central Asian Republics between 2007 and 2009; and she moved to Moscow, Russia as Eastern Europe Talent Manager with the responsibility of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Central Asia Republics between 2010 and 2013. Banu Artüz; who worked as Deputy Talent Manager Coordinator at Anadolu Group Holding between 2014 and 2018; is continuing her position as Anadolu Efes Group Human Resources Director since April 2018.

Dr. Stefan Lustig graduated as a master in Brewing and Beverage Technology from Technical University of Munich Weihenstephan in 1988 earned his PhD in Brewing and Beverage Technology at the same institution in 1994. He started his career as Project Manager in Beck’s Brewery in 1989. Between 1992 and 1995 he acted as Head of Gas Chromatography in the Chair of Brewing and Beverage Technology in Technical University of Munich. He returned to Beck’s Brewery as Development & Technology Manager between 1995 and 1999 and was nominated as Head of Quality (1999-2002). In 2002, he continued in InBev Deutschland Holding as Brewing and Packaging Manager (2002-2006) and Plant Manager (2006-2008) in Bremen brewery. Between 2008 and 2010, he had served as Brewery Operations Director in InBev Deutschland Holding and served as a Member of Board. In 2010 Dr. Lustig joined Brau Holding International/Paulaner Brewery Group as Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director for Supply Chain. Mr. Stefan Lustig has been serving as Anadolu Efes Group Supply Chain Director since July 2019.

Mr. Daniel Barbulescu graduated from from Babeş-Bolyai University in Food Products Economics in 2000 and earned his Master of Science degree from same university in Agri-Business. Having started his professional career in 2004 as a Brand Manager at Unilever South Central Europe (USCE), Mr. Barbulescu worked at Unilever Poland as Central Eastern Europe Brand Development Manager and as European Brand Development Manager between 2005 and 2008. Having served as Category Manager and Marketing Manager at USCE since 2007, Mr. Barbulescu joined our group as Marketing Director at Efes Moldova in May 2013. After serving as International Marketing and Sales Director at Anadolu Efes Market Development Directorate between January 2016 and April 2017. Mr.Daniel Barbulescu was appointed as Acting Market Development Director at Anadolu Efes Market Development Directorate in May 2017 and Market Development Director in October 2017.

Having graduated from Istanbul University Faculty of Law, Mr. Yıldıray Efil worked as Lawyer at Turkiye İş Bankası A.Ş. Headquarters Legal Consultancy Department between 2001 and 2005. Mr. Efil completed Kadir Has University Sports Law Program in 2006 and earned his master’s degree (LL.M.) in Sports Law from the same university in 2011. Mr. Efil joined Anadolu Endustri Holding A.Ş. in 2005 as Legal Advisor-Lawyer and until 2013 he served as Legal Affairs Manager and Assistant Legal Affairs Coordinator respectively. Mr. Efil has been serving as Anadolu Efes Group Legal Affairs Director since April 2013. Besides, Mr. Efil has been assigned as Anadolu Efes Group Ethics Officer as of May 2015. Mr. Efil is a Member of Istanbul Bar Association.

Murat Özkan earned his bachelor’s degree from Bilkent University in Computer Science and Information Engineering in 1993. He started his career as Systems Analyst at Arcelik between 1993 and 1996. Between 1997 and 2014, he worked in various positions in Philips Morris Sabancı in that order, SAP Analyst, SAP Technical Development Team Leader, Financial Systems Team Leader, Operations Systems Team Leader, Technical Infrastructure Manager, SAP Program Manager, Philip Morris Turkey Program One (SAP Roll-out) Program Manager, Information Services Manager (Marketing & Sales Systems), Information Services Manager, IS Manager Regional Infrastructure Delivery in various subsidiaries. After serving as CIO at Ulker and Vice President at Pladis between 2014 and 2019, Mr. Özkan joined Efes Beverage Group in April 2019 and serves as Group Information and Digital Solutions Director.

Mr. Shpakov graduated from National Technical University in Ukraine in 1996 after which he earned his MBA degree from INSEAD Business School in International Management. Also he graduated from InterRegional Academy of Personnel Management with a degree in Economics in 2007 and International Management Institute (Kiev, Ukraine) in 2008. Started his career at AB InBev as Sales Representative in Kiev in 1998, he was appointed as Key Account Manager and afterwards as Distribution Manager in 2001, and became the Regional Sales Manager in 2002. In 2007, Mr. Shpakov was appointed as the National Sales Director in AB InBev Ukraine where AB InBev became #1 due to his work. After having served as the CEO of AB InBev Ukraine in 2014 and the CEO of BU East (Russia and Ukraine) in 2015, Mr. Shpakov was appointed as the CEO of AB InBev Efes in March 2018.

Tuğrul Ağırbaş graduated from Istanbul University in Business Administration and joined Efes Beverage Group in 1990. Between 1990 and 2001, Mr. Ağırbaş worked as Project Development Specialist, Marketing Specialist, Istanbul Region Sales Supervisor, New Product Development Supervisor, Group Product Manager, Sales Manager of Marmara Region and Marketing Manager of Miller. Mr. Ağırbaş was appointed as the Marketing Director of Efes Russia in 2001 and Managing Director of Efes Russia in June 2005. He assumed the post of Efes Turkey Managing Director on 1 January 2010. Mr. Ağırbaş was reappointed as Managing Director of Efes Russia in November 2011. Between 2014 and 2017, Mr. Ağırbaş served as Anadolu Efes Eastern Europe and the CIS Group Managing Director, Head of Corporate Functions and Sales Organization Transformation Lead, respectively. Mr. Ağırbaş was appointed as Anadolu Efes Turkey Managing Director in August 2017.

Ömer Öğün graduated from Yıldız Technical University in Geophysical Engineering. Mr. Öğün started his professional career at Anadolu Group as Service Representative at Çelik Motor in 1992, where he later worked as a Sales Service Supervisor. He served as Planning and Logistics Manager at Coca-Cola Russia (Rostov) Operations from 1998 to 1999 and Operations Manager at Efes Russia Rostov Brewery from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Öğün was appointed as Operations Director of Efes Russia in 2006. In November 2007 Mr. Öğün has been appointed to the role of Task Force Director for Uzbekistan country market at Anadolu Efes Beer Group. Later he served as Efes Kazakhstan General Manager between May 2008 and March 2012, until he was appointed as Efes Ukraine Managing Director in March 2012. Mr. Öğün was appointed as Efes Kazakhstan Managing Director in June 2015, together with Efes Ukraine Managing Director role. Mr. Öğün was appointed as Central Asian Republics (CAR) Managing Director in August 2018.

Mr. Gökçe Yanaşmayan graduated from Dokuz Eylül University in Economics in 2000. He worked as an Assistant Auditor at Arthur Andersen between 2000 and 2002 and as Senior Auditor at Ernst & Young between 2002 and 2004. After starting his career at Anadolu Efes in 2004 as Efes Kazakhstan Reporting and Budgeting Manager, he worked as Finance and Administration Manager at EBI Holland Office between 2006 and 2010 and as Finance Director at Efes Kazakhstan between 2010 and 2012. He worked as Finance Director at Efes Ukraine between 2012 and 2014. Mr. Yanaşmayan serves as Efes Moldova Managing Director since December 2014.

Ertan Kurt graduated from Istanbul University in Economics in 1994 and completed his MBA courses in Istanbul University in 1997. He started his professional career in 1994 at Procter & Gamble Turkey in Sales Department; where he served in various positions until 2000. Between 2001 and 2005; he worked at Reckitt Benckiser Turkey as Trade Marketing Manager, Central Region Manager, Senior Trade and Shopper Marketing Manager, respectively. Between 2005 and 2009 he worked as Country Manager at Reckitt Benckiser Slovenia and then served as Global Trade and Shopper Marketing Director at Reckitt Benckiser Global HQ UK until 2012. Having worked as Sales Director in Nestle Waters Turkey between 2012 and 2016, he worked as International Markets Director at Brisa Bridgestone Sabancı between 2016 and 2017. He worked as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Şişecam between 2018 and 2020. Ertan Kurt joined our Group in February 2020 and serves as Efes Georgia Managing Director.

 
Burak Başarır, CEO of CCI, joined the company in 1998 and assumed increasing managerial responsibilities in finance and commercial functions. He was named CFO in 2005 and has played an integral role during CCI’s IPO process and effectively managed the financial integration of Efes Invest with CCI. He was recognized as Best CFO in Turkey by Thomson Reuters Extel in 2009. He led the largest operation of CCI in terms of volume and sales as the Turkey Region President between 2010 and 2013. Başarır was appointed as CEO in January 2014. He was honored with the “Best CEO” award in the beverages category by the international research group Institutional Investor in 2019. He has more than 20 years of work experience. Başarır holds a BA in business administration and a minor in computer sciences from American River College. He studied management at California State University of Sacramento and received a BSc degree in business administration from Middle East Technical University. He is a member of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TUSIAD) and Turkey-US Business Council (TAIK).

Kerem Kerimoglu, a graduate of Middle East Technical University with a major in Mechanical Engineering, worked for Denizli Cam as R&D engineer before joining CCI. Since joining CCI in 1993, Mr. Kerimoğlu held various positions, including Maintenance Supervisor, Production Manager and Operation Manager roles in Ankara Plant, and served as the Operation Manager both for Ankara and Bursa plants between 2003 and 2006. After serving as Turkey Supply Chain Director between 2006 and 2015, Mr. Kerimoğlu worked as CCI Turkmenistan General Manager between 2015-2017 and CCI Iraq General Manager between 2017 and 2019. Mr. Kerimoğlu assumed the role of CCI Supply Chain Development Director in 2020 and has been working as Supply Chain Director since September 1st 2020.

Ahmet Öztürk was appointed as Coca-Cola İçecek Internal Audit Director as of 1 January 2018. He joined Anadolu Group in August 1995, having graduated from Bilkent University, with a major in Economics. He started his career as an Assistant Financial Control Specialist and continued to work in different roles and responsibilities in group companies, serving as CFO of Coca-Cola Turkmenistan, Coca-Cola Azerbaijan, Efes Ukraine and Efes Serbia between 1999 and 2007 respectively. Öztürk was appointed as the Internal Auditor of Efes Beer Group International operations in July 2007 and promoted to become the Internal Audit Director of Anadolu Efes in January 2011.

Leyla Deliç was appointed as Coca-Cola Icecek Chief Information and Digital Officer on July 2nd, 2018. Mrs. Deliç started her career in 1995 as Network Engineer at Time Trend Computers in United States and then served in different companies and countries. She worked as Chief Information Officer in Aras Holding between 2008-2010. Before joining CCI, she served in different positions in GE Healthcare, USA and she worked as CIO in GE Healhtcare between 2016-2018. Mrs. Deliç has a bachelors degree of Electrical Engineering and masters degree of Computer Engineering in Southwestern University.

Servet Yıldırım has joined CCI as Group Corporate Affairs Director as of September 2018. He started his career at İşbank and worked in Economic Research and Treasury Departments. In 1989, Servet joined Reuters News Agency. During his tenure, he also assumed managerial roles and managed the Turkish branch. Moving to Turkey’s most influential finance/business channel CNBC-e, Servet assumed News Director and Editor-in Chief roles at the channel over the course of seven years. In 2011, Servet assumed the position of Group President of Economics branch of Doğuş Media Group. At the same time, he continued to anchor various financial shows aired on CNBC-e. During his career in the media sector, Servet wrote several columns on finance and Turkish economy in newspapers like Yeni Binyıl, Sabah, Referans and Radikal. Before joining CCI, Servet was a columnist at one of Turkey’s most selling newspaper Milliyet and commentator on NTV Para program on Turkey’s leading news channel NTV. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Middle East Technical University.

Tugay Keskin was appointed as CCI Chief Operating Officer as of 1 April 2020. Keskin joined CCI in 1993 and served in different positions in Turkey sales function until his appointment as Turkey Sales Director in 2007. He worked as Turkey Sales Director between 2007-2011 and Turkey Commercial Director between 2011–2014. After serving as CCI Commercial Excellence Director between 2014 and 2016 and as CCI Turkey General Manager in 2017, Mr. Keskin was appointed as CCI Turkey and Middle East Region Director in 2019. Keskin is a graduate of Ankara University Faculty of Political Science.

Andriy Avramenko was appointed as CFO-elect for Coca-Cola Icecek A.Ş. as 1 January 2019. Mr. Avramenko has 25 years of experience, including 20 years of Coca-Cola tenure, after starting his career in Arthur Andersen’s Kiev office in 1994. In 1999, he joined TCCC as an Internal Auditor and moved to the Mergers & Acquisitions team in 2003. Mr. Avramenko served as Supply Chain Development Director of the Global Juice business between 2008 and 2011. He then served in the India & South West Asia Business Unit as Vice President and General Manager of the Juice Business until 2013, and Vice President of Strategy and General Manager of the Still Beverages Business until 2015. Between March 2015 and May 2018, he served as Group Director responsible for Mergers & Acquisitions for the Eurasia & Africa region. Before joining CCI, Mr. Avramenko was serving as Group Director of Corporate Development for the Europe, Middle East and Africa Group and was a Board Member of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa.

Atty. R. Ertuğrul Onur has been serving as the General Counsel of CCI since 2007. He is also currently the Head of CCI Ethics and Compliance Committee. He established the CCI Compliance & Ethics Program and served as CCI Ethics and Compliance Officer between 2013 and 2016. He graduated from Istanbul University’s Law Faculty in 1988. Following the completion of his traineeship in the Konya Bar Association, he worked as a research assistant in the same Law Faculty. Mr. Onur served as Legal Counsel for Mobil Oil Türk A.Ş. and BP Petrolleri A.Ş. between 1995 and 2000. He also worked as BP Turkey Employee Representative, BP Oil Europe Works Council Member and BP Oil Europe Works Council Link Committee Member. Prior to joining the Coca-Cola system, he set up the legal department in Pfizer İlaçları and served as Assistant General Manager and Legal Director. Mr. Onur implemented various compliance programs as the Compliance Liaison Officer in Pfizer Turkey. Mr. Onur has 29 years of work experience and is a member of the Istanbul Bar Association.

Ebru Özgen was appointed as the Human Resources Director for Coca-Cola İçecek A.Ş. as of 1 January 2017. She joined CCI as Budget and Planning Supervisor in 1997, worked as Finance Manager between 1998-2000 and East Region Finance Manager between 2000-2005. Özgen was appointed as Turkey Budget Planning and Commercial Finance Manager in 2010 with increased management responsibilities. In 2013 she was promoted to become Turkey Finance Director, and as a member of CCI Turkey Leadership Team she was responsible for the coordination of finance operations that support strategic business targets. Özgen started her career in 1992 in Arthur Andersen. She has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the Middle East Technical University and an MBA in International Banking and Finance from the University of Birmingham. In 2009, she earned a master’s degree on Law and Economics from Bilkent University. Özgen is a CIM certified CPA and independent auditor, and has two children.